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Texas Seeking Basketball Coach To Spark Interest In Program

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 29 / 15

Univ. of Texas men's AD Steve Patterson  is tasked with making another key hire in the wake of the school's announcement that men's basketball coach Rick Barnes  "will not return after 17 seasons." Barnes, who made $2.55M this past season, "has a buyout" of $1.75M that "would have d...

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Redskins Send Letter To Fans

The Redskins "have taken a noticeably different approach" to both personnel and fan relations during the '15 offseason, according to Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST. The club has been "forgoing splashy headlines and big skill-position names while signing solid defensive pieces at most ...

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49ers Criticized For Response To Issues

A group of Bay Area domestic violence support groups "reached out" to the 49ers in October, two months after the arrest of former DE Ray McDonald, but "have not heard back," according to Ann Killion of the S.F. CHRONICLE. In a letter to 49ers CEO Jed York, the support groups "requested a meetin ...

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Coyotes See Lower-Than-Expected Losses

The Coyotes on Friday "opened up their books to the City of Glendale," reporting losses from FY '14 as approximately $34.8M, "but the actual loss from operating the franchise from the first year of IceArizona's ownership was lower than anticipated," according to Sarah McLellan of the ARIZONA REPUBLI ...

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Mets Settle Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

The Mets and former Senior VP/Ticket Sales & Service Leigh Castergine on Friday afternoon said they have settled the discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit she brought against the club last September. Castergine alleged an extended series of discriminatory practices by club execs, inclu ...

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Josh Harris Buying EPL Club

76ers and Devils Majority Owner Josh Harris is "on the verge of completing" his US$148M takeover of EPL club Crystal Palace, according to John Percy of the London TELEGRAPH. Harris and 76ers and Devils co-Owner David Blitzer "following months of discussions" with the club are "close to taking f ...

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Cowboys' Stephen Jones Exhibits Fiscal Restraint

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones "will always be the rock-star front man" for the team, but the organization's "streak of fiscal responsibility has some fingerprints on it, and those who know the Cowboys say those identifying marks belong largely" to Jones' son, Cowboys COO & Exec VP Stephen Jones, acc ...

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Knicks Hope For Strong Free Agency

The Knicks as of Friday morning had the worst record in the NBA at 13-51, and President Phil Jackson's "main focus will be on finding the right mix of free agents who can help turn the team around quickly," according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN N.Y. The Knicks are expected to have at least $25M to " ...

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Source: MLS Supports McGuire Franchise

A group fronted by NASL club Minnesota United FC Owner Bill McGuire is “pulling ahead” of Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf in the race to get an MLS expansion team, according to Kaszuba & Brackin of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. McGuire now “must tackle the hard part,” which is wh ...

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Sabres Ditching Gold Alternate Sweaters

The Sabres’ gold alternate sweater, which was "roundly criticized almost from the moment it was unveiled" in September '13, is "history after this season," according to Mike Harrington of the BUFFALO NEWS. Sabres President Ted Black said that the team will "not have an alternate jersey next se ...

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Jets, AHL Team To Share MTS Centre

The NHL Jets' AHL team will "share the MTS Centre" with them, a move that is "open-ended but likely temporary," according to Tim Campbell of the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. The AHL’s BOG on Thursday "approved a request by True North Sports & Entertainment," owners of the Jets, "to move its AHL fr ...

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